Indian team after winning the ODI series by 2-1 margin against England on English soil will now take on West Indies to play another 3 match ODI series. India will be playing all 3 ODI matches against West Indies at the same venue – Port of Spain (Queen’s Park, Oval).
Talking about the hosts, West Indies are coming after a humiliating ODI series defeat against Bangladesh on their home soil by losing with a margin of 0-3.
Despite the absence of senior players like Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah, India would clearly start as favorites to win this ODI series against the Caribbean side. On the other hand, West Indies are having a poor run in ODIs for a very long period of time. Recently in 2022, the Caribbean side has lost 4 out of the 5 ODI series that they played against Ireland (home), India (away), Pakistan (away) & Bangladesh (home) respectively.
Numbers and stats before start of WI vs IND 1st ODI game:
3 – If West Indies manage to win 1st ODI against India then they will become 3rd team to win 100 matches against India in men’s international cricket.
Most matches won vs India in men’s international cricket:
Australia – 132
England – 104
West Indies – 99
7 – Shikhar Dhawan will be 7th player to lead India in men’s international cricket during this year (2022) after KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya & Jasprit Bumrah.
Note:- Before India, only Sri Lanka have used 7 captains in a calendar year for men’s international cricket in 2017.
11 – India have won 11 consecutive men’s bilateral ODI series against West Indies since 2007. Last time West Indies won men’s ODI series against India was way back in May, 2006.
Indian men’s team result in bilateral ODI series vs West Indies on West Indies soil:
WI won by 2-1 in 1983
WI won by 5-0 in 1989
WI won by 3-1 in 1997
IND won by 2-1 in 2002
WI won by 4-1 in 2006
IND won by 2-1 in 2009
IND won by 3-2 in 2011
IND won by 3-1 in 2017
IND won by 2-0 in 2019
11 – West Indies have already lost 11 out of 15 men’s ODI in 2022 so far.
Most matches lost in men’s ODI during 2022:
Netherlands – 12
West Indies – 11
Nepal – 9
Oman – 8
PNG – 7
45.81 – Shai Hope averages 45.81 with the bat against India in ODIs. He has smashed 733 runs from 19 innings vs India in ODIs with 2 centuries and 4 fifties to his name.
53 – Shreyas Iyer needs 53 more runs to complete 1000 runs in ODIs.
Fastest to 1000 runs for India in men’s ODI (by innings batted):
Virat Kohli / Shikhar Dhawan – 24
Navjot Singh Sidhu – 25
KL Rahul – 27
Currently Shreyas Iyer has smashed 947 runs in ODIs from just 24 innings.
2010 – Since 2010, West Indies men’s team haven’t won a single ODI match at Queen’s Park Oval venue (lost 8 out of 9 ODI matches with 1 NR). Last time WI won an ODI match at that venue was way back in 2008 vs Sri Lanka.
Similarly, Indian men’s team since 2011, hasn’t lost a single ODI match at Queen’s Park Oval venue (won 8 out of 9 ODI matches with 1 NR). Last time India lost an ODI game at that venue was against Sri Lanka in 2007 World Cup.